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PROCUREMENT SPECIALIST

Company: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
Location: Allentown
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

38255BRReq No.:38255BRJob Description and Qualifications:Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., a Fortune 500 manufacturer of industrial gases, has an immediate opening for a Procurement Specialist at our Corporate Headquarters in Allentown, Pennsylvania.This position is accountable for sourcing and buying a broad range of commodities across business units within the Americas region. These procurement activities include commodities and services in support of operating plants, capital projects, facilities services, and maintenance turnarounds. The incumbent will execute assignments where the source of supply has not been pre-determined through existing supply agreements and competitive bidding as required. Additionally, the position, in coordination with Air Products technical resources, will develop qualified vendors that will broaden and strengthen the existing supply base.The ideal candidate will have a broad commodity background which includes MRO, Chemicals, Equipment and Uniform Rentals. Additionally, the candidate will have familiarity with construction, maintenance, and labor services procurement as well as extensive contract management experience. The position requires detailed knowledge of the procurement function combined with work process knowledge related to requisitioning, buying, receiving and disbursements. Negotiating is a critical part of the daily activities. The candidate must have a successful record of negotiating pricing, terms, and conditions as well as experience in managing large value complex agreements. The position interfaces regularly with requisitioner's, vendors, project engineers, and the material specifying community. The position will actively participate in best-practice sharing.Responsibilities:--- Conducting bidding events utilizing the Scout RFP system--- Purchase order processing utilizing the buyer role in SAP--- Owner of National and Regional Supply agreements--- Cross training to support multiple commodity groups--- Order administration, problem resolution, supplier complaints, etc.--- Discrepancy resolution for purchase order payments--- Contractor/supplier qualification The routine practice of using data for decision making and metric reporting--- Multi-tasking in a fast paced environment; incumbent manages multiple, competing priorities--- Must enjoy and have a successful track record of negotiating, which is done on a daily basis both with suppliers and internal clientsQualifications:--- BS/BA Degree--- Experience managing multiple commodities--- Knowledge of sourcing / procurement work processes--- Strong interpersonal and communication skills--- Existing roles in SAP preferred (not necessarily purchasing roles)--- Competency in using the Microsoft Office suite of products--- Must be comfortable with IT systems and SAP; both are used extensively on a daily basis--- Self-motivated contributor with the ability to work independently through managed objectives--- Must be able to work in a small team environment--- Minimal travel, none on a recurring basisWe offer a comprehensive benefits package including paid holidays and vacation, affordable medical, dental, life insurance and retirement plans. You will be eligible for benefits and be 100% vested in your retirement benefits on your first day of employment. This role is eligible for Vehicle Reimbursement Program.Air Products thanks all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those applicants who are being considered for an interview, or are currently employed by Air Products, will be contacted.We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (U.S.) You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, citizenship, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or veteran status.Working here you will discover... Rewards for your achievements and respect as a valued member of the team. Challenging and interesting work that makes a difference. A collaborative environment where you are inspired to build lasting relationships. Broad opportunities for growth and development in a global company. Colleagues who are talented, caring, and driven to win!At Air Products, we work in an environment where diversity is essential, inclusion is our culture, and each person knows they belong and matter. To learn more, visit About Air Products (https://www.airproducts.com/company) .Job Title:PROCUREMENT SPECIALISTEmployment Status:Full TimeLocation:US-PA-AllentownCountry:United StatesRegion:North AmericaOrganization:Global Industrial GasesBusiness Sector / Division:Industrial Gases Americas

Keywords: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., Allentown , PROCUREMENT SPECIALIST, Other , Allentown, Pennsylvania

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